September 11, 2020, 10:33 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard paced the Clippers with 36 points in Friday's loss to the Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, adding in nine boards, four assists and three steals.
Leonard actually led all scorers with his 36, tying his highest scoring mark in the playoffs thus far (August 21 vs. Dallas). The Clippers would obviously have liked to close it out on Friday but will have another chance to do so in Game 6 on Sunday. The Clippers still have to like their chances with two premier players in Leonard and Paul George. Their supporting cast, which consists of the likes of Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, and Ivica Zubac, is nothing to sneeze at, either. Leonard and the Clippers will once again look to send the Nuggets home on Sunday in Game 6.